To Remind You Always

In our Bible Study, we have begun the book of 2 Peter. In the first chapter, we read:

For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. (Emphasis mine)

The apostle is a dying man. Three times he tells his readers of his desire, and their need, to be reminded about gospel truths already known. This set me thinking. This morning, therefore, I’m going to break from my custom of preaching through a text. I shall begin 2019 by going through the basic tenets of our faith, using the Apostle’s Creed as a useful scaffold upon which to hang my structure. This Creed is not itself authoritative, but it serves as a reasonably useful summary of some basic Christian doctrine. Even meat-eaters find milk refreshing.